- Organically grown rose petals, especially non-white ones, are high in polyphenols, which act as an antioxidant to help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.
- Orange-colored marigolds contain lycopene (the same substance found in tomatoes), which helps fight cancer. Yellow marigolds have lutein, a nutrient beneficial to the eyes.
- Daylilies have vitamin B, which builds your energy, helps grow hair and nails, and promotes healthy digestion.
- If you have a problem with fragile capillaries or poor blood circulation, the rutin herb in violets can ease the problem. Rutin is also helps reduce the appearance of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
- Squash blossoms from the zucchini plant contain vitamin A carenoids (also called beta carotene). The carenoids boost the immune system and help improve vision.
- Don't eat store-bought flowers; they are treated with harmful chemicals. Use flowers you have grown in your own garden.